Office for Nuclear Regulation

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Copy of a 1998 BNFL report covering safety studies on highly active storage tanks at Sellafield, UK

Information released

The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) holds the report.

Exemptions applied

The information in this document is being withheld as it falls under the exception in Regulation 12(5)(a) of the Regs, because it relates to national security matters.

This is a qualified exception that is subject to the public interest test. This means ONR has to balance the public interest factors favouring disclosure against those favouring non-disclosure.

PIT (Public Interest Test) if applicable

For disclosure

Openness, transparency and availability of information.

Against disclosure

The release could aid the commission of a malicious act and the public would not expect ONR to release information that would aid such an act.

Conclusion

The balance is in favour of limiting the potential for a malicious act, so the report should be withheld.